October 2nd The Holy Guardian Angels
Apocalypse 12:7, “And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon.”
St. John speaks of the great conflict at the end of time, which reflects also the battle in heaven at the beginning of time.
According to the Fathers there is often question of St. Michael in Scripture where his name is not mentioned. They say he was the cherub who stood at the gate of paradise, “to keep the way of the tree of life” (Genesis 3:24), the angel through whom God published the Decalogue to his chosen people, the angel who stood in the way against Balaam (Numbers 22:22 sqq.), the angel who routed the army of Sennacherib (2 Kings 19:35).
Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel- September 29th
But at that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who standeth for the children of thy people: and a time shall come such as never was from the time that nations began even until that time. And at that time shall thy people be saved, every one that shall be found written in the book. Daniel 12:1